Ally McBeal reboots with Calista Flockhart, 56, considered to reprise her lead role as the super imaginative attorney.
This hit Primetime Emmy-winning show from the late ’90s helped put several stars on the map, including Calista Flockhart and Jane Krakowski.
And on Friday, TV Line reported that a revival of Ally McBeal is currently in the works, with titular star Calista, 56, who hopes to return.
The fantastic dramatic comedy followed an overly imaginative lawyer as she navigated the ups and downs of her personal and professional life.
She’s back: a revival of Ally McBeal, the fantastic comedy-drama that follows an overly imaginative lawyer, is in the works.
The show ran for five seasons until 2002, and co-starred Vonda Shepard, Portia de Rossi, Lucy Liu, Courtney Thorne Smith, and Gill Bellows, among many others.
The show’s creator, David E. Kelley, has previously mentioned his support for a McBeal reboot, however, he has urged that a woman be the main creative force behind the remake.
“ I would be open to the idea of Ally McBeal doing it again, but I don’t think I should. If it was to be done, it really should be done by a woman, ” Michelle Pfeiffer’s husband told The Hollywood Reporter in 2018.
The only one: title star Calista Flockhart is waiting to return; seen here in 2018
‘If it’s going to be new, it should be new and different. And I did it: 100 hours’, he concluded.
However, Kelley would remain on board as an executive producer.
It is not yet clear whether Flockhart, who is married to Harrison Ford, is already in official negotiations to reprise her starring role.
Groundbreaking: The show’s creator, David E. Kelley, has previously mentioned his support for a reboot, however, he has urged that a woman be the main creative force behind the new iteration.
The same goes for co-stars Krakowski, Liu, de Rossi, Thorne Smith and the others.
During her five-year career, Ally McBeal won four Golden Globes and seven Primetime Emmys, including Best Comedy Series.
Flockhart’s most recent credit has been a recurring role on Supergirl.
During her five-year career: Ally McBeal won four Golden Globes and seven Primetime Emmys, including Best Comedy Series.
News of Ally McBeal’s resurgence comes as countless’ 90s shows have seen new life, from the ill-fated reboot of Roseanne (now The Conners) to Mad About You and Will & Grace.
Additionally, fans are waiting for an update in the works for the hit HBO series Sex And The City that will be released later this year.
While McBeal originally ran on Fox, no current streaming networks or platforms have yet connected to the reboot.
While McBeal originally ran on Fox – no streaming network or platform has yet been attached to the new reboot